WARNING: This features revelations from last Sunday’s Game of Thrones, so spoilers, obviously.
Are you still shuddering every time you look at a door? Worse, are your coworkers screaming "Hodor!" at you when you enter an elevator? If so, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have two words for you: We're sorry.
The two Game of Thrones showrunners made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night to give grieving fans “a heartfelt apology” for that shocking ending to Sunday’s episode, “The Door.”
In case you’ve erased it from your mind, the widely beloved character of Hodor met a tragic end holding a door against a slew of the undead so Bran could escape. To add insult to injury, it’s revealed that Bran himself is responsible for damaging the giant man's mind by jumping into young Hodor’s consciousness in a vision. So, in essence, Bran made Hodor “Hodor” and put Hodor on the path to eventually sacrifice himself for Bran. Poor guy!
It’s been a tough pill for many fans to swallow in the days since the episode aired, but that’s not why Benioff and Weiss are apologizing, oh no.
We apologize “not for killing Hodor. We kill a lot of main characters,” Benioff says (739 main characters, according to Weiss). “We’re sorry for all the idiots who, from now on, will be shouting ‘Hodor’ every time you go through a door.”
“We forgot how annoying people can be -- that’s our bad,” Weiss chimes in. “People are the worst.”
Indeed, people are the worst. People who, for example, think this is a funny surprise for anyone getting on an elevator:
Although it’s more of an apology than they’ve ever issued for any of the pain they’ve caused viewers, I somehow doubt their message (delivered from a couch covered in wads of cash, no less) will do much to soothe the aching hearts out there.